2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited

Project 2006 Toyota 4Runner

So I have had my 2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited V8 for nearly four years now. I can not express what a great vehicle this truck has been. When I purchased it only had 62,000 miles on it. Four years later the odometer is about to flip 120,000 miles. While I have considered trading as I […]

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James Franco #MME15 Keynote with Backchannel

In case you missed the James Franco keynote at #MME15 here is the recap. The backchannel conversation as the interview progressed was hilarious. Enjoy! . @JamesFrancoTV onstage. #MME15 #OracleCX15 pic.twitter.com/mESZ4PpuNh — Tim Crawford (@tcrawford) April 1, 2015 My co-worker and I have bets on what James Franco will talk about. I said, "His hair." She […]

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Top 3 Forum Needs

Top 3 Features Needed in Forum Software

I have been running my own forums since 2006. I have owned sites running vBulletin and recently Xenforo. Regardless of the forum software the same needs and frustrations always surface. So I write this blog post to see who is listening and I also hope to hear from other forum owners who may share the […]

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HOG Community Forum

Why Brands need their own Community

Why would a brand need to consider building and managing their own community forum? Many brands feel like a decent presence on various social media channels would define community. Sure, brands must participate in social media but have the repercussions of doing so only on a third party social platform been considered? Let’s start with […]

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Eloqua Markie Finalist

Eloqua Markie Finalist

Back in 2001 I was building a large Internet sales department for an automotive dealership group in Winston Salem, NC. What is more interesting is not only was that fourteen years ago, but how I was implementing and using technology then is really no different than the fundamentals of today. Today technology is obviously more […]

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Moved from vBulletin to Xenforo

After a few months of testing we pulled the trigger and moved the forum from vBulletin 4.2 to Xenforo. I would like to say that the responsiveness of the staff at Xenforo is excellent! Secondly, the vBulletin import tools built into Xenforo work flawlessly. We made a dramatic decision to move our forum into a […]

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The Groundwork for Modern Marketing

Considering a move to modern marketing? Before jumping in there are a few fundamentals that you will want to have in place in order to optimize the experience. As I mentioned in my post Digital Marketing Technology, today’s technology enables extremely effective marketing capabilities. As a marketer the core element is your Return on Marketing […]

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Digital Marketing Technology

Digital Marketing Technology

If there is one powerful outcome from the advancement of technology it would be marketing. Gone are the days of running an ad in the local paper and wondering if anyone saw it. Asking people how they heard about your business seems so yesterday. Thinking back to 1998 when I was placing full page ads […]

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